It's about time.

Many of you can relate to Working long hours at your career. Raising your families. Buying a home and paying all the bills related to being homeowners and parents. We're now retired and don't need all that work and expense. Now "It's about time" and what we do to follow our dreams.

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Sunday, April 24, 2016

Tired and Just About Ready To Enjoy Fulltiming.

Our Location today is McGregor, Ontario, Canada.

It felt so wonderful waking up in the trailer for the first time after nearly an eleven-month absence. We had no problem what so ever falling asleep last night because we were both so wiped out from yesterday’s exertion. Somehow deep in the back of our minds we knew that the job wasn’t finished and we were both wide awake by 7:00 this morning. After eating our breakfast, we did take a few minutes to check E-mails and truly appreciated the comments of encouragement that we were receiving. The idea of getting out of the apartment early was in part due to the upcoming weather forecasts and they are not looking that good for the next week. We also didn’t want to kill ourselves rushing to clean up the apartment within a couple of days.
While Kathy organized a few things on the inside of the trailer I was outside taking the fifth wheel hitch out of the truck. We had to do more hauling today but in order to maximize our load such things had to be done. We had driven out of the park before we realized we’d forgotten our insulated shopping bags for transferring the food from the apartment fridge. As reported yesterday the trailer fridge does work on electric so we’ll just have get the propane part working before we go anywhere.
At the apartment we gathered the linens and towels that we’d used the last few days and I brought them down to the laundry room.  Kathy and I worked together to wrap up the mattress and box spring before going back to start drying only some of the linens. The machines in the laundry room do not use coins but an electronic card that you apply monies to use. The minimum you can add to the card was way more than we needed to add. The company only services apartment buildings and would not refund unused monies on the card so we simply used as much off the card as possible and would later bring the rest of the linens to a laundromat to dry.

It was time to start hauling boxes and containers to the truck but by that time it was past noon and we were tired and hungry. We chose to walk over to the nearby restaurant called the Spitfire Pub. (We’ve lived here for nearly five years and this was our first visit.) The food, service and cost were all great and we actually started feeling human again after eating.  

Back to work it didn’t take long to load the truck with all the containers and boxes then Kathy helped guide me with the box spring to add to the load. Because of the weight of our mattress I asked Chris the assistant manager to help me load that and he was more than happy to do it.

It was nearly 2:30 by the time we reached Guardian Storage due to a train blocking the tracks for nearly a half hour and then the front gate pad would not open the gate. Luckily we have a remote gate opener that opened the larger service gate. Not only did we add more to our Climate Controlled Storage Unit today we also needed to take things out that we’d accidentally packed away.

It was past 5:00 by the time we finished there and once again we needed to stop to get something to eat. We stopped at Burger King where we each had a chicken sandwich and small smoothie for our supper. We made a quick stop before 6:00 at Canadian Tire before returning to the apartment.

When we left the apartment we had our bicycles and the only room with anything left to clean out is the living room and most of it we won’t be keeping. Kathy swept all the other rooms clean and emptied the fridge. We stopped at a laundromat and got the remaining linens dried before heading back to our trailer.

Tomorrow we’ll finally be rid of the apartment and not have to worry about being out for the end of the month. We’ll also be able to start enjoying our Fulltime Lifestyle more. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time. 
Sorry too busy to take
pictures today.


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  1. Congratulations on the move into your 5th Wheel and out of the apartment! I am sure you will both enjoy it.

  2. Outside, exercise, fresh air, new places and new faces, enjoy.

  3. Its finally here. Now relax and enjoy it.

  4. So many exciting things going on in your life right now. Enjoy every minute of it!

  5. Great! Now the real fun begins.

  6. I can relate to packing away things into storage that I meant to take with me...